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Helen Desmond

Helen Desmond

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Helen Desmond

IP Support, Paralegal


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Helen is a qualified paralegal with over 6 years’ experience in IP specialising in patents and designs. Proactive, organised and reliable, she enjoys building and strengthening client relationships with a flexible approach, aiming to tailor and streamline procedures to suit specific client needs.

Areas of Expertise

  • UK, EUIPO and International Design filings and prosecution
  • UK, EP, PCT and Foreign patent filings and prosecution
  • National phase patent prosecution worldwide
  • Preparing and processing assignment documentation worldwide
  • Managing large/medium patent & design portfolios


Helen has worked with a wide range of clients mainly in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, with a particular emphasis on aerospace and defence, automotive, clean energy, packaging and medical device technologies. She has also assisted in design filings for clients in the cosmetics, fashion and medical device industries.


Helen has a CIPA Certificate in Patent Administration and received the Brown award for achieving the highest mark in her year. Helen is bilingual in French and understands Mandarin Chinese and German.

She joined Mewburn Ellis in 2022.